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William Shatner is not a fan of Facebook Mentions

It's Facebook, Jim, but not quite as you like it. Canadian actor William Shatner — variously famous as eccentric lawyer Denny Crane on Boston Legal, beat cop TJ Hooker, womanising starship captain James T Kirk and a "singer" — is, unlike most 83-year-olds, quite a dab hand at social media. And he's not backward in…

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Stuart O'ConnorWilliam Shatner is not a fan of Facebook Mentions
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Facebook adds a “save for later” button

Facebook has added a button that will let users save an item on their feed to read later - brilliant for if you come across an interesting sounding link whilst just doing a quick browse on the bus. The way it will work is pretty similar to the likes of Pocket or Instapaper. On Facebook's…

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Facebook is testing a ‘buy’ button

Amazon recently rolled out a "buy now" feature for its followers on Twitter, and now it seems that Facebook is looking at a similar feature for its website. Facebook said this week that it is testing a Buy button to help businesses drive sales through the News Feed and on their Facebook Pages. "With this…

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Google+ finally removes naming restrictions

It's been around for three years now, but Google+ still struggles to drag people away from the more popular (and, to be honest, useful) social networks Facebook and Twitter. Now, in a bid to actually get people involved and stop Google+ being a social desert island, Google has dropped the rule that requires Google+ users…

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Facebook buys video ad firm LiveRail

Facebook has bought online video advertising platform LiveRail for a reported $500m (£292m), the Daily Telegraph reports. The Telegraph says that the San Francisco-based company's technology automatically pairs video ads with the videos that appear on many websites, such as…

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